Issue 6 : Coming soon

We think, collectively, that we’re just about on track to get Issue 6 of the magazine published on time. That is, for Hallowe’en.

Likely publication date will be October 30th (or 31st, depending on where you live in the world!). It’s all dependent on Ella right now, as she had a couple of pieces in the pipeline that we can see in draft form on the blog’s record, but are ‘unfinished’ in that one just stops seemingly halfway through, and two others destined for Issue 6 may need tidied up, writing wise. We need confirmation of this from Ella prior to us clicking the button that will make them ‘live’ to you, the reader.

On the basis that I’ve been doing this longest, the girls have deferred editorial control to me. I’m a photographer rather than a writer, so it’s a mantle that sits uneasily, but I promise we’ll do all we can to bring you a bumper issue of SLN next week.In the meantime, as is now convention, we trail the magazine’s publication with a series of ‘adverts’ about its imminent arrival. The first in a series of photos (not necessarily one each day, remember) is attached to this post.



Bathrobe (a naturist accessory of sorts)

We’ve not done any naturist accessories of late, so I thought I’d rectify that with a new item you might like to consider, a bathrobe from G&N. It’s L$120, and mesh, but looks terrific.

Why a bathrobe as an accessory? Last winter, being owed some holidays from work in the damp, grey and cold of Londres, :), I flew ‘home’ to France, and to a favourite naturist destination. I packed my bath robe for two reasons. One, the warmth of the south of France was relative, and while the sun and heat exceed that of my adopted home town, it wasn’t overly hot. Maybe 15 degrees by day, and very chilly in the evenings. However I managed to pop the dressing gown over my clothes for another layer of warmth and it was quite cosy in my apartment. Secondly, the resort had an indoor swimming pool which was heated, and so naturist swimming was certainly possible, with most of the residents at that time of year indulging themselves with some swimming au naturel at some point during the day or evening. I even managed a couple of midnight skinny dips, as well as daylight swimming, which was quite magical. The pool area was very well heated, but my goodness it was cold on the 150m walk back to our apartment!

Many residents also indulged in early morning dips, and you would see them walking to and from the pool in their bathrobes, towel over shoulder and bare under their robe.

So when I saw this item, it reminded me of winter naturism, and I just had to have it. It’s available in a variety of colours, but I chose the pink one. There’s some nice fluffy slippers that forms part of the set too.

Even in summer, the early mornings (and I’m very much an early morning person) can be a little chilly until the sun gets going, so you will often see people on terraces in bath robes, with their coffee and maybe their early morning cigarette, until the sun rises enough to get a bit of heat onto their balconies.

The gown reminds me of that winter naturism, and early mornings in summer.



Coffee at NWAT

Well, I’d just got out of the shower and decided to wander downstairs from the SLN office to grab a cup of coffee and a croissant from Jacques, the barista who works the Hotel du Jardin cafe, when I ran into Monika, a German lady now domiciled in Spain and a keen RL naturist. Despite the fact that my hair was wet, meaning I couldn’t -as usual- do a thing with it, and I was feeling a little cold (my T shirt, intended to preserve some core heat, kind of gives it away, lol) I got into conversation with her on some recently placed benches in front of the Hotel, a marvellous place to take in the view.

While SL naturism is in something of a trough, with closures, threats of closures, and no new development, it’s good to know we have a few solid places to visit, and that their owners continue to develop them incrementally. NWAT has a new apartment block, the lofts, built since SLN last reported from it, and we love the pace of the build. Everything familiar, yet new little things that alter the sim and keep it fresh. Well done to Rok for the thoughtful way in which he continues to build this wonderful naturist sim!

Anyway, Monika and I got talking at length, and I’ll come back to her in a subsequent posting with a ‘naturist profile’ report, since she’s actually a very interesting RL naturist.


I also made the acquaintance of Eileen, who I hope to meet up with again, being an interesting lady in her own right. Unfortunately, she was just logged in for the duration of a RL coffee break, and couldn’t stick around to have a chat with us this time.

In the meantime, ‘ladies who lunch’, or in this case, keep Jacques on his toes in constantly refilling our cups of mid-morning coffee, posed for the cameras.